Gran slams car park that became eyesore
Now council promises to clean up town centre site
A woman his hit out at the filthy condition of a town centre car park.
Ada McDonald, of Cambuslang, says the car park in front of the Routes to Work building in Allison Drive is a disgrace.
“There is a wall in front of it and it has been knocked down at one point and never repaired,” said Mrs McDonald (85).
“Paper, bottles, cans and all sorts of other rubbish also blow into it and it is never cleaned up.
“The whole place is just an eyesore and somebody should take responsibility for tidying it up.
Mrs McDonald maintains that the current heavy downpours and strong winds have added to the problem.
“A drain has been blocked for months and the car park is constantly just a massive puddle,” she said.
And the grandmother of four says that those who dump the rubbish should also shoulder some of the blame.
“It’s shameful what people do with rubbish,” she added.
Mrs McDonald suggested that plans for improving the look of the town should include this area.
“The recent award of £30,000 to brighten up the Main Street with flowers and hanging baskets is great,” she said, “but the council should be focusing on this area too.
“It shouldn’t ignore what is a simple matter to rectify: just send in a machine to sweep up the mess.”
Cambuslang West councillor Clare McColl agreed there was an unsightly mess in the car park at the C-tec premises.
“There is a lot of rubbish,” she said, “but I have already spoken with land services and it says it will have a look and clean up the place.”
Councillor McColl said it is hard to see the crumbled wall from the road.
“If I had known it was like that I would have reported it myself,” said the SNP member. “First impressions about a place are important so we need to get this tidied up as soon as possible.”
And she added that any member of the public who has any issue they wish to raise should speak to their local councillor in a bid to resolve it.
“We are all available and can be contacted by phone, email, text or at counciillors’ surgeries.
“If we don’t know things are wrong then we can’t help get them sorted out,” she said.
Danny Lowe, head of property services at South Lanarkshire Council, said: “The wall, which forms part of the service area for the council building, was damaged as a result of vehicle impact. The council has been concluding the insurance arrangements for this and it is anticipated that the wall will be rebuilt in early January.
“A check of the drainage and the general condition of the car park is being arranged.”